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Every day is a new experience when you are pregnant!
Help your maid experience the joy of pregnancy by telling her what changes her body goes through week after week.
In the first two weeks, the baby is still a sperm that has been fertilized. The journey to motherhood has just begun!
The baby is currently a bunch of cells floating around in the body!
The little one is still very little. Just a millimeter long right now!
This week, your maid can confirm that she is pregnant by using a Prega News kit. Congratulations!
The baby’s heartbeat can be heard on an ultrasound by now. It’s about 160 beats per minute. Imagine that!
The baby is about an inch long by now! It’s heart, lungs & brains are all developing steadily
Though it’s the size of a finger tip right now, the baby’s joints are growing by this week!
This is the week the baby develops its fingers & toes. By next year, your maid will get to hold its hand!
The baby’s heartbeat can now be heard on a doppler machine. Ask your maid to get an ultrasound done!
The baby is actually moving inside! Your maid won’t feel it right now, but will know in a few weeks!
The internal organs are developing rapidly by now! The journey towards motherhood has begun for her!
This week, the baby has developed a unique fingerprint. Soon, it will have a personality of its own too!
The baby has developed it’s genitals by this point, so your maid’s doctor knows if it’s a boy or a girl!
By now, the baby can sense light & pressure outside the womb. So, ask your maid to caress her stomach gently from time to time.
The baby now weighs a full 2.5 inches & has started to develop finger & toe nails!
The baby’s body has started forming adipose tissues & hard bones. So, she can expect some kicking! Give her only light tasks from this point.
The baby’s ears are fully developed & it can hear the world. From this point, speak sweetly!
Inside the womb, the baby is fully developed. Ask your maid to walk tenderly & don’t give her heavy tasks in the weeks to come.
Congratulations! Your maid has touched the halfway mark. Tell her to eat only healthy foods & avoid all unhealthy snacks.
Along with the kicking, the baby can now open its eyes! If you have a stay-at-home maid, arrange a comfortable bed & a dedicated chair for her.
The baby has crossed the 1-pound mark & needs nutrition. Your maid will be hungrier, so do give her fruits & other healthy foods when she’s at your place.
The lungs of baby have now fully developed blood vessels, which means it can breathe outside in case of a premature delivery
The baby is about 1 foot long by this point & if your maid’s doctor recommends a glucose screening test, tell her not to worry as it is completely normal.
The baby now has fully developed hair & skin. A few cramps will occur from this week on, so she may need to take a break between work at times.
All 5 senses are now fully developed. In some cases, your maid might be lucky enough to feel the baby hiccupping!
Congratulations! She has made it to the final trimester. Ensure that all delivery related formalities are ready.
The baby weighs twice as much as it did last month & is still growing steadily. So, maintain that healthy diet!
The baby’s bones are developing rapidly & needs calcium. So, offer your maid a glass of milk or calcium tablets occasionally.
The baby is now approximately 3 pounds. With only 10 weeks to go, it’s time for her to get ample rest.
As the toll on the body gets higher, your maid may get ‘pregnancy colds’. Ask her not to worry as its extremely normal.
The baby will grow to 6 pounds now. Chances of going into pre-term labour are extremely high, so stay alert if she gets cramps or pains.
Week 32 & 37
Now is the time to give your maid complete rest. The baby is in the ‘full term’ stage, meaning, it is ready for a healthy delivery!
It’s time to book a hospital bed for your maid. Ensure that she checks if her baby is coming out head first or leg first. Be with her or call her whenever you can!
And she is officially a mother! Only 10% babies actually come on the due date, so if she is a few days past, tell her not to worry. Here’s to a happy motherhood for her!
It's not just the baby, even the mom needs to be in good shape & YOU can help her out!
Remember these simple tips. Because your help goes a long way!
Your maid has always ensured that a hot meal is served to you right on time! During her pregnancy, ensure that she gets the nutrition she requires at your home.
Breastfeeding moms require an additional 500kcal. So if your maid has just delivered, make sure you give her food like pulses, whole grains, paneer & tomatoes whenever you can.
Fruits are always an amazing option. If you can, give your maid orange or watermelon juice without sugar to increase her immunity post-delivery.
Garlic does wonders for breastfeeding mothers as it increases lactation. If you don’t eat garlic, carrots are the best alternative. Make sure your maid gets it in her meals.
Just like the child inside her, the mother too needs to be taken care of! Here are few basic health tips you can take care of to make her job easier at your place.
Vitamin intake is extremely important for new mothers. So, if your maid has come back to work after delivery, give her a vitamin pill daily for a few weeks.
Breastfeeding mothers secrete oil from the Montgomery glands to clean and moisturize breasts. Ask your maid to avoid soap while cleaning the breasts.
Post-partum depression is a serious issue. If you see that your maid is having mood swings post-delivery, go easy on her. The mood swings will pass with time!
Time & tide or a baby's growth wait for no man or woman!
Here's a handy guide that lets you figure out important dates once your maid's baby is born.
Do mark it on your calender & give your maid a day off on all vaccination days!